Skills and Technology Statement
The Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology Ken Skates outlined the Youth Engagement and Progression Framework Implementation Plan on 1 October 2013.
A central part of the new Youth Engagement and Progression Framework will establish for the first time in Wales a Youth Guarantee, to ensure that every young person in Wales has access to a place in post-16 education and training. The aim is that full national rollout will be achieved by September 2015.
The framework will also introduce an offer of an identified 'lead worker', who can provide continuity of support and contact for those young people who are most at risk of disengaging from education.
Mr Skates said that he wanted to see "implementation of the entire framework" and wanted to "open up opportunities that NEETS deserve".